CUNYfirst Glossary of Terms
Academic Career Level: A student’s “level” at a particular school. e.g., Undergraduate, or Graduate
Academic Group: The school or division within a college. e.g., Career, Education, Humanities and Sciences
Academic Institution: The college, Bronx Community College (Bronx Community College code is BCC01).
Academic Level: Freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
Academic Load: Full time or part time student
Academic Organization: Academic Department.
Academic Plan: For undergraduate students this refers to their majors; Criminal Justice, Accounting, Nursing.
Academic Program: The degree type e.g., A.S., A.A., A.A.S.
Academic Structure: Defines how programs (including degrees, majors, specializations, and concentrations) are organized.
Academic Sub-plan: A specialization, concentration, or option; sub plans are always linked to a plan.
Add/ Drop Consent: This is equivalent in SIMS to Restrictions, e.g., Department or Instructor Permission.
Advisor Center: A self-service administrative "dashboard" used by advisors to manage their advisor related activities with the student, e.g., view a student’s academic progress and assist student in enrollment activities.
BARFIT: Bursar, Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, and, Information Technology.
Campus Solutions: the student information system module of CUNYfirst.
Catalog Number: A unique number that is tied to a specific subject (course). The course number, e.g., 11, as in ENG 11
Class Number: The registration code for a specific course section.
Class Sections: course sections.
Component: Identifies the different structure of a course (i.e., lecture, lab, seminar, or tutorial
Course Attributes: Associated to courses or specific class sections and are generally used for reporting purposes. Note in SIMS, this was derived from the CPROG table e.g., writing intensive, College Now, experimental.
Course Catalog: A list of all courses that are or have been offered at each campus, with descriptions and all other course details. (It is similar to the “Course Master” in eSIMS.)
CUNYfirst Icons: Are graphical representations of CUNYfirst actions.
Customer Relations Management (CRM): The ticketing system used to report CUNYfirst issues and manage and control workflow. When you report an issue, they will go in as "CRM tickets."
Description/Long Course Title/Long Description: The course description.
Effective Date: The date on which a value, description, or record becomes current.
Enterprise Learning Management (ELM): Is the CUNYfirst application used by Faculty and Staff to register for training sessions.
EMPLID: A unique eight-digit personal identification number used in the CUNYfirst system used as a Student ID or Employee ID.
Employee Self Service (ESS): Allows faculty and staff to view, update, and/or make change requests to their Human Resources personal information within the CUNYfirst system.
Enrollment Appointment: A registration appointment during which students can enroll (register) in classes for a term.
Enrollment Requirement Group/Requisites: Prerequisites/Corequisites
Faculty Center: Self-service component used by faculty to manage their instructor-related transactions, e.g., obtain class rosters, verify attendance roster, and submit grades
Financial Aid Progress Units: equated credits.
Grading Basis: Indicates how the course is graded, e.g. whether only A - F grades can be awarded or whether other options, such as NC, are available.
Holds: Are current service indicators that appear on the Student Center. Students may see how to resolve their holds and which department to contact for additional information by clicking on details link. Note: Some holds may prevent students from enrolling in classes, so it is important for students to deal with holds prior to their enrollment appointment date.
Human Capital Management (HCM): the Human Resources module in CUNYfirst.
National ID: Social Security number.
Planner: A registration preparation option. The student can add classes to their Planner and add them to their schedule once their enrollment appointment opens. Students may add courses to a future term for enrollment.
Program: A method of grouping plans. Programs are the tracks within a major, minor, or graduate program e.g., Masters in Art History, Masters in Computer Science, Masters in Chemistry, etc.
Repeat for Credit Rules: This is equivalent in SIMS to "Repeat Allowed."
Requirement Designation: Academic level (regular, remedial, and message) and Liberal Arts (Y or N).
Row: A technical term used to describe an addition to a record.
Negative Service Indicator - Restricts student access to one or more services (i.e.; enrolling in classes, requesting transcripts, etc. and is easily visible to staff.Â .
Positive Service Indicator - Allows students to access additional services, e.g., veterans' services, early registration, specialized accommodation.
Shopping Cart: A CUNYfirst registration feature for students to temporarily save classes until it is time to enroll in them in term. Classes in a student's shopping cart remain there throughout the term, until the student either enrolls in a class or deletes the class from their Shopping Cart. Note: Classes added to the shopping cart are only temporary and doesn’t mean that students are enrolled in those classes.
Student Center: A self-service component where students manage their college-related activities e.g., enroll in classes, view class schedules, view and pay bills, etc.
Student Finance (SF): A CUNYfirst module that refers to the Bursar Office.
Student Groups: A grouping of students that share a common characteristic for various business processes, e.g., honors students, athletes, CD, veterans, ASAP, etc.
Student Records (SR): A CUNYfirst module that refers the Office of the Registrar.
Student Self-Service: Students can view their financial aid packages, bills, and registration information on-line. Students will also be able to accept or deny financial aid awards as well as provide address changes online.
Student Services Center: An administrative "dashboard" used by the campus community as a single point of entry to view/update a wide range of student data.
Subject Area: Course discipline, e.g., ENG, ACC, etc.
Term: The semester, e.g., fall, spring and summer.
Term Codes: A four-digit code used to represent a term.